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Reflections on the Bay

This is my contribution to Patti’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Serene prompt.

The first thing that came to mind on reading the prompt was reflections on calm water. After initially considering images from various locations I decided to go with a small selection from Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

Lens-Artists: Serene
A sailboat reflected in the bay at dawn.
CFFC: Reflections or Shadows
Snow on the shoreline at sunrise.
CMMC: Autumn
The Niagara Escarpment and Wiarton Marina reflected in the bay shortly after sunrise.
Lens-Artists: Serene
Cloud reflected in the bay shortly before sunrise.
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Autumn in the Studio

A week or two back I started a winter project photographing leaves and other items I have been picking up on my walks around the neighborhood.

I set up my table top studio and started experimenting with different lighting techniques and lenses.

This week Tina gives us the prompt You Choose for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. So after considering a few options I decided to go with a small selection of autumn in the studio photos.

Lens-Artists: Autumn in the Studio

Backlit cells and veins of an autumn Maple leaf.

Lens-Artists: Autumn in the Studio

An autumn Maple leaf with a fast portrait lens.

Lens-Artists: Autumn in the Studio

Pine cone lying on autumn leaves photographed with a fast portrait lens.

CFFC: Basically Two Colours

Partially backlit section of an autumn Oak leaf.

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One Image/One Story

This week Ann-Christine has given us the prompt One Image/One Story for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

After some thought I drew up a shortlist of around ten images/situations. I then whittled the list down to four.

Tuesday Photo Challeng - Number

15 hours down, 9 to go. A dawn pit stop on Sunday morning for Team Bike during the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in France.

Lens-Artists: One Image/One Story

Is this the new universal litter? Has the disposable facemask replaced the plastic water bottle as the universal piece of litter? Photographed recently on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020

Peeping at the photographer. A summer plumage male American Goldfinch peeps around a fence post near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. The old license plate is being used to stop the fence post splitting further.

On the Hunt for Joy: Put Your Collections on Display

45 years using Olympus cameras. A selection of the Olympus cameras I have owned and used over the years. Having got interested in photography in the mid 1970s I purchased my first Olympus camera in 1976. Taken with a Sony mirrorless camera after I became unhappy with the direction Olympus were taking with their camera design.

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Follow Your Bliss

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Follow Your Bliss prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the prompt but I wasn’t happy with either and was going to skip this challenge.

Then I thought about my “Back to Basics” project and decided to make the post about that.

A few years ago I got tired of the auto everything aspect of modern digital equipment. As a result I put together a small kit of manual focus prime lenses and started shooting digital the same way I used to shoot film for years. Getting back to the basics of photography.

Recently I discovered TTArtisan lenses. Tiny manual focus lenses designed for small mirrorless cameras. So I put together a compact, lightweight kit based around them.

Lens-Artists: Follow Your Bliss

Snow on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise recently. Taken with the TTArtisan 17mm lens.

2021: A Splash of Fall Color

A splash of autumn colour on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken with the TTArtisan 50mm lens.

WWE: Streaking Clouds Reflected in the Bay

A three minute live composite exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn. Taken with the TTArtisan 7.5mm fisheye lens.

Lens-Artists: Follow Your Bliss

A dusting of snow on trees along a section of the Niagara Escarpment. Taken with the TTArtisan 35mm lens.

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Shapes and Designs

This week Patti has given us the prompt Shapes and Designs for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

2021: Mostly Blue

Ripples on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise. Isolating detail with a telephoto lens.

2021: Variegated Hosta Leaves

Variegated Hosta leaves. I find the variegated leaves much more visually interesting.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Close Up

Close up of some wax crayons.

April Squares: Bright Rectangles

Paving blocks coloured with sidewalk chalk.

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A Day of My Week

This week Amy has given us the prompt A Day of My Week for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

I had the idea of putting together a small camera kit and using it for everything I photographed on Sunday.

I put the kit together on Saturday evening only to change my mind and put a different kit together early Sunday morning before heading down to the local bay for the sunrise.

The kit I used was a small mirrorless Sony and four manual focus prime lenses. I decided that the post would be one photo taken with each of the lenses during the day.

Lens-Artists: A Day of My Life

Photo 1. Cloud over Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario shortly before sunrise. Taken with the 14mm ultra wide angle lens.

Lens-Artists: A Day of My Life

Photo 2. Shortly after sunrise I took close-ups of lichen on some of the boulders along the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline. Taken with the 35mm standard lens.

Lens-Artists: A Day of My Life

Photo 3. After sunrise I moved around the bay to check out the cloud and autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment. Golden light on a section of the Niagara Escarpment taken with the 85mm telephoto lens.

Lens-Artists: A Day of My Life

Photo 4. In the afternoon I went out with the kit to photograph autumn colour. Maple leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario with the 8mm fisheye lens.

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Motion and Movement

This is my contribution to Ann-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Weird and Wonderful prompt.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before realising that two of them involved motion blur and intentional camera movement.

So I decided to go with a small selection of motion blur and intentional camera movement shots.

One Word Sunday: Count

Intentional camera movement of trees on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

Lens-Artists: Weird and Wonderful

A motion blurred motorcycle endurance racer entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

2021:Pastel colours in the clouds

A live composite exposure of storm clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise taken with a fisheye lens.

Lens-Artists: Weird and Wonderful

Intentional camera movement of the center of a Coneflower taken with a high magnification macro lens adapted to a DSLR.